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Washington – Following the announcement by Rep. Duncan Hunter that he will resign from the House following his guilty plea after the holidays, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“Someone convicted of egregiously abusing their office has no place in Congress. We called on Rep. Hunter to resign as soon as his guilty plea was in the books, and it is for the good of the country that he now is. Hunter tarnishes Congress every day he remains in office. If he truly wished to do the right thing, he would step down now. It is crucial that he obey the House Ethics Committee’s admonition that he not vote on the House floor, but there is something almost poetically ironic about a convicted criminal holding on to his office for the House’s consideration of impeachment.”